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Introducing CoWatch: The First Smartwatch Powered by Alexa

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We are very excited to introduce you to CoWatch - the world’s first ‘Alexa-enabled’ smartwatch built using the Alexa Voice Service API. Boasting a modern watch design, and a high-res touch screen, CoWatch is a companion smartwatch device with built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and is the first wearable/smartwatch built on top of the Cronologics OS platform.

What is Cronologics?

Cronologics is a startup founded by Android and Google veterans providing a software (OS) platform for wearable devices like smartwatches. Cronologics is a refreshing new entrant to the wearable OS platform market with the differentiating factor being their ability to offer an independent, customizable solution for wearable device makers, and a simple, intuitive user experience for end users.

CoWatch + Alexa

Alexa is CoWatch’s primary voice assistant with a tap-to-talk  implementation. You can have voice enabled interactions through Alexa, much the same way you’ve come to expect from any other popular Alexa enabled devices like the Echo Tap, and Fire TV.

Here are some of the voice activated things you can do on the CoWatch by asking Alexa -

Answer questions, report traffic and weather, call a cab, and control your connected Smart Home - Insteon, Lutron, SmartThings, Wink, WeMo and many more – all with your voice. You can also re-order items from Amazon Prime by speaking to Alexa.

“Alexa, what’s the weather today?”

“Alexa, what’s on my schedule?”

“Alexa, ask Uber to get me a ride”

“Alexa, what time is it in Dubai?”

“Alexa, turn house lights on”

In addition, you will also have access to the full catalog of Alexa skills built by third-party developers using the Alexa Skills Kit.

Want one?

Starting today, CoWatch is available for pre-orders through Indiegogo, one of the largest global crowdfunding and fund raising websites for new and innovative product concepts.

Get Started with Alexa Voice Service

It’s so exciting to see Alexa being integrated into wearable devices like the CoWatch, and take the voice experience to a new level.

“I’ve been in love with Alexa since the first day I set up my Echo, and was amazed to find what a useful companion Alexa can be on your wrist. We use Alexa on our CoWatch every day to order supplies from Amazon, check calendars, quickly get information like weather/traffic, and more. We even use Alexa to turn our office lights on and off from our wrists. The Alexa Voice Services (AVS) team at Amazon has been a very enthusiastic and supportive partner in helping Cronologics and CoWatch launch the 1st Alexa-enabled smartwatch” – Leor Stern, Co-founder & CEO at Cronologics.

If you’re a device maker and your connected product has a microphone and a speaker, the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) enables you to add voice-powered experiences to your connected devices. It enables your customers to simply talk to their Alexa-enabled products to play music, answer questions, get news/local information, control smart home products, and more.

Here are some additional resources to help you get started:

  • Get started with Alexa Voice Service (AVS).
  • Here’s a Java client reference implementation that ../../blog/introducing-cowatch-powered-by-alexa/demo.cssnstrates Alexa Voice Service’s core capabilities and provides sample code to help you implement your own solution.
  • Interested in building your own Alexa enabled device using a Raspberry Pi? Check out this guide on GitHub.

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